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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup Upgrade

I have a rgt42dx with inf1 and 2 pups, and im looking to replace them, the styles of music i want to play are abit of everything, but s long as its got a good clean and a good metal tone thats all i need
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Re: Pickup Upgrade

my new fave - d activator bridge and paf pro neck
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Paf Pro neck seems to be a popular choice around here. It's probably a matter of time until someone suggests Evos as well. I have no experience of them myself though, so can't offer an opinion.

The Bareknuckle Miracle Man set I have on my tele do a great metal tone, but get a bit thin on the cleans.
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shouldn't this thread be in the pickups & wiring section?

Dimarzio's: Dual Paf Pro's do wonders... Evo + Paf Pro neck... maybe a D-Sonic + Paf Pro neck?
BKP: check into a Nailbomb...

Jaden: how's that combo???? I had a Paf Pro to match with a D activator X and the Paf Pro's volume level couldn't match despite raising the pup as high as it needs to be [plus it looked odd with the neck pup higher than the bridge].

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Re: Pickup Upgrade

I have evo bridge paf pro neck. Its great.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for all the input, should i keep the stock 5 way? or change to a 3 way?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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Re: Pickup Upgrade

If you're interested in DiMarzio's, My last favorite combo before I jumped ship was a Steve's Special in the bridge and a D-Activator Neck... um... in the neck.

If you're interested in trying something a bit nicer, spend the extra money and treat yourself to some Bare Knuckles. For your particular application, I'd recommend the Holy Diver set. (and tell them I sent you!)
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Paf Pro neck seems to be a popular choice around here. It's probably a matter of time until someone suggests Evos as well. I have no experience of them myself though, so can't offer an opinion.

The Bareknuckle Miracle Man set I have on my tele do a great metal tone, but get a bit thin on the cleans.
cant get vext with paf-pro's especially in a basswood body guitar.think evo's sound better in a alder body guitar
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Its a mahogany body maple neckthrough
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 12:51 AM
 
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Evo sounded great with mahogany actually, it actually cuts down the harsh highs a bit. I prefer it on mahogany than alder.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 03:03 AM
 
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Steve's Special Air Norton I would say. You can change the AN for a Paf Pro or SS for D sonic. Or you can go the other way with BKP and try Miracle Man calibrated set
, I heard the demo on the site and loved the (Im poor and use Mexican pesos so they're not an option for me). Keep the 5 way, you can split coils or turn them to parallel configuration
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